Obituaries: Frieda Mae (Sperling) Hogg
1925 ~ 2023 (age 98)
In loving memory of Frieda Hogg who passed away on Wednesday, March 22nd 2023 at the age of 98 years. Beloved wife of John Gavin Hogg, mother of Mary-Lou (J. Donald Scott) Hogg, Jean Hogg, Sheila Marshall, Robert (Norma) Hogg, and the late Patricia Maurice.
There will be a Memorial service for Frieda at a later date.
Obituary of Frieda Hogg
It is with deep sadness that the family of Frieda Hogg announces her passing on March 22, 2023 at the Kerrobert Hospital, at the age of 98. Frieda passed peacefully with family in her presence, after being able to visit and say goodbye and give her love. Frieda is predeceased by her husband John Gavin Hogg, parents Reinhold and Minnie Sperling, brothers Norman, Ted (Helen), and Bob, and daughter Patricia Maurice.
Frieda was born in Tramping Lake, Saskatchewan on March 11, 1925, the third of four siblings. She grew up in the town of Tramping Lake and on the family farm south west of the town.
A sad moment in Frieda’s childhood was the passing of her younger brother Norman in 1941. She often spoke of his kind gentle nature and his wonderful singing voice. A story that was often told was of Norman looking out the window one day in early spring and telling her that today seems like a good day for crocuses, and he went out into the pasture in search of a bouquet for the house. Frieda loved and missed her little brother after his passing.
She attended school in Tramping Lake up to grade 10, took grade 11 by correspondence, and completed grade 12 in Kerrobert. Frieda was trained as a teacher and taught school for 8 years from 1943 to 1951 at country schools in the Kerrobert area in Saskatchewan.
In July 1951 she married John Gavin (Jack) Hogg at her family farm near Tramping Lake. In her personal notes, she wrote that one of her most significant accomplishments was raising her 5 kids to be the great persons that they are. Jack passed away in October 1977.
Frieda lived on the farm until the late 1980’s when she moved into the town of Kerrobert, and has lived in the town ever since. She was a strong supporter of the local communities in which she lived, was involved in various committees, and in particular very involved in the local seniors community in her later years.
She was kind, gentle, and caring. She experienced the Great Depression, World War 2, the cold war, and was adventurous taking a bus tour to Mexico in 1950 for 5 weeks which was quite a trek at that time. Later she would enjoy bus trips with her good friend Kay Rolston, who was her best friend for 93 years. Frieda saw the moon landings, was a local journalist for the newspaper, moved from a manual typewriter to an electric typewriter then to a computer in her late 60’s, telephone to high speed internet to cell phones. She raised 5 kids with no running water, was a gardener, a butcher, a baker, a seamstress and many other careers that was a farm wife’s daily activities. She was a strategic, butt-kicking cribbage player and was always up for a game, but had the patience and kindness to help new players learn the game so that they could enjoy it as well. She was truly a strong and amazing person. She loved her family and would be so excited to see her kids, grand kids, and was immensely excited to see her great grandkids when we got together.
Frieda is survived by 3 daughters, 1 son, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and their families: Mary-Lou Hogg (J. Donald Scott); Jean Hogg; Sheila Marshall; Robert and Norma Hogg, Alex and Andrew; Michael Maurice; Jaclyn Maurice, Emmerson and Noah.
We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the management and staff of the Pioneer Haven and the Kerrobert and District Health Center for their loving care extended towards our Mom. We will never forget it.
Memorial service for Frieda will be held at 2 PM May 27 at the Kerrobert Church of the Assumption, with lunch and gathering to follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Kerrobert United Church and the Kerrobert Pioneer Haven.
May 27, 2023
Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church
422 Yukon Ave.
Kerrobert, SK S0L1R0
Kerrobert United Church
Box 626, Kerrobert SK S0L 1R0
230 Manitoba Ave Box 650, Kerrobert SK S0L 1R0
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